NASA Holds Annual “Day Of Remembrance” Written 31 January 2020


The STS-107 crew, October 2001. Left to right: mission specialist David Brown, commander Rick Husband, mission specialist Laurel Clark, mission specialist Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist Michael Anderson, pilot William McCool, and Israeli payload specialist Ilan Ramon. All perished when the shuttle disintegrated over Texas in February 2003. | NASA/Wikipedia; public domain

SPACE reports that Thursday was NASA’s annual “Day of Remembrance,” when the agency memorializes “three fatal space tragedies: the Apollo 1 fire of Jan. 27, 1967, the Challenger shuttle disaster of Jan. 28, 1986 and the Columbia shuttle accident of Feb. 1, 2003.” NASA said in a statement, “NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, along with other senior agency officials, will lead an observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.” It added, “A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, followed by observances for the Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia crews.”
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